NEW CHISWICK CHARITY CELEBRATES WITH GIFT FROM
Hockney helping to unveil the
Members of the Millennium Appeal Committee,
which has been raising funds for the statue
of William Hogarth in Chiswick High Road, are
celebrating the creation of a new charity,
the William Hogarth Trust. After a long process
of evaluation and negotiation the Charity Commission
has registered the new charity. Its principal
objective will be to "advance the education
of the public in the life, work and interests
of William Hogarth, in particular but not exclusively,
through provision of a statue and support for
the Hogarth's House museum".
addition to a several smaller donations, the
committee has also received a very generous
gift from the artist David Hockney, who lent
his name to the appeal as its patron and assisted
Ian Hislop to unveil the statue last October.
Chairman of the Trust, Val Bott, said "We
are enormously grateful for David Hockney's
gift, which joins those of a huge number of
other supporters in paying for a super statue.
This means we have only £2,907 to raise
to pay off our debt - and it feels much more
the entire cost of the sculpture has been raised
the new trust will be fund-raising for future
projects which will enable it to promote interest
in and under-standing of Hogarth and his work.
As a first step the committee is planning another
celebration of Hogarth's birthday at Chiswick
Town Hall on Friday 8 November. Full details
will be announced once they have been finalised
- and the hopes for lots of support for an
entertaining evening from the local community.
to the appeal fund should make cheques payable
to the William Hogarth Millennium Appeal Fund
and send them to the Hon Treasurer at 8 Heathfield
Gardens, London W4 4JY.
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